1980 Offley Boa Vista

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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DRT
Graham’s 1948
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1980 Offley Boa Vista

Post by DRT » 10:31 Tue 20 May 2008

Last edited by DRT on 23:14 Thu 29 May 2008, edited 1 time in total.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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1980 Offley

Post by jdaw1 » 09:58 Fri 23 May 2008

Decanter #8: OBV, a glorious red, not black, just red. A bit closed, with red fruit including raspberry. Needs more than 3 hours decanting time. The raspberry made me think of Nacional: how impressed was I when OBV was revealed!

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Post by DRT » 22:40 Thu 29 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15066#15066][b]Here[/b][/url] AHB wrote:
Offley Boa Vista 1980
Deep red in colour, but with a clear and transparent centre. Funky nose with a bit of VA, which I can’t really make anything of. Dry entry, still tannic but with the fruit to offset the tannics quite nicely and with plenty happening in the mid-palate. Massive aftertaste that just goes on and on. 93/100.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by uncle tom » 11:53 Tue 03 Jun 2008

My note:

Excellent colour (I think, the darkest of the night) nicely mature, and second only to the Dow in my ranking.

Not for the first time, an Offley proves to be Offley good value!

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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